The horses Bree (front, gray dapple) and Hwin (back, brown) are my favorite animal characters from the Chronicles. Not only are they featured throughout the whole of The Horse and His Boy, they play vital roles in the plot. Both were stolen as foals from Narnia and raised in Calormen, where normal non-talking horses are the norm, until they both, simultaneously, take the chance to escape along with their human riders.
Bree’s full name is actually Breehy-hinny-brinny-hoohy-hah, as he explains to Shasta when they meet. These sounds, of course, are descriptive of the ones horses make. The mare Hwin has a similar onomatopoetic name, which brings to mind “whinny,” and though we don’t get to find out her full name it may be derived from Houyhnhnm, which is a race of intelligent horses in Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels.
From these two names we can derive that all Narnia horses have personal names of this sort, and map out some randomgens.
Narnian Horse Names
Hway-Hwee-Heesh chf’ chf’